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For its 15th anniversary, Orono Schools’ Empty Bowls fundraiser will join forces with the K-5 Family Service Night to have an even greater impact on our community. Both events will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Orono Intermediate School, 685 Old Crystal Bay Rd. N. Dinner will be served… Continue Reading Empty Bowls, Service Fair join forces April 11

A team of 25 sixth-graders from Orono Middle School competed in a Math Masters mathematics challenge March 4 in Chaska. Overall, there were 38 teams with 184 students from around the metro area participating. The competition is divided into three categories:  fast facts, individual rounds and team rounds. In Fast Facts, Jake Pfeifer placed in… Continue Reading Math Masters students compete + succeed

Six Orono High School students received seven awards in the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards sponsored by Art Educators of Minnesota. Less than 30 percent of the students who enter artwork in the competition are recognized. OHS students were the recipients of a Gold Key Awards, the top honor, one Silver Key Award and five honorable… Continue Reading Six OHS students win Scholastic Art Awards

Orono Middle School eighth-grader Sam Ertmer won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee January 16. The school bee, at which students answer questions on geography, was the first round in the 31st annual National Geographic Bee. Eighth-graders Joey Mariani and Charlie Kraus placed second and third respectively in the school competition. Rounding out… Continue Reading Ertmer wins OMS Geo Bee championship

Bob Tunheim was unanimously re-elected by his Orono School Board colleagues as chair for the 2019 calendar year. The vote, taken at the Jan. 14 meeting, was part of the board’s annual reorganization. Tunheim was first elected to the board in 2009, and succeeded John Malone as chair in 2016. He will continue to serve… Continue Reading School Board re-elects Tunheim as its chair

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